ARIA AMAZON’s luxury river cruise transports guests in exceptional comfort deep into the Amazon rainforest. It cruises along the Marañon River, the Amazon’s largest tributary, as well as the Yarapa and Yanayacu-Pucate all rich in vibrant wildlife and thriving rainforests. Explore into the dense jungle on foot in search of three-toed sloth’s, toucans, macaws. Meet taricaya turtles in their natural habitat and the endangered pink dolphins, unique to the Amazon. Or catch the unique piranha while fishing from the comfortable skiffs. Learn about the diverse Amazon wildlife and birds of the Pacaya-Samiria as you sail towards the birthplace of the Amazon.
The excursions are conducted by highly-experienced naturalist guides with up to eight guests. This exclusivity provides you with a great opportunity for life-enriching wildlife encounter in the Amazon rainforest. While travelling in comfortable small boats, you’ll get deep into the Amazon’s tributaries and walk through the wet Amazon rain forest. The English speaking guides are true “river dwellers” as they grew up on the banks of the Amazon; they know every bird and mammal calls. As true natives, they possess the ability to spot a three-toed sloth sleeping high up in the tree canopy, or an anaconda slithering along the shoreline.
ARIA AMAZON offers 3-night, 4-night and 7-night river cruises all year round. The 4-night cruise manages to fit major highlights of the Peruvian Amazon and the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve in an action-packed itinerary. Trek into the dense jungle with experienced guides in search of wildlife such as monkeys, toucans and macaws. Journeys focus on the Ucayali tributary, where wildlife feeding and nesting grounds are aplenty.
During the 3-night Amazon Explorer Cruise, you will get a taste of the most biodiverse rainforest in the world. It focuses on the Marañon, the Amazon River’s largest tributary, as well as other neighbouring waterways, the Yarapa and Yanayacu-Pucate. Discover the habitats of these nutrient-rich water bodies and how they — and the lush jungle around them — support a vast array of wildlife.
The acclaimed 7-night Amazon Expedition Cruise lets guests experience the most luxurious and complete of Amazon journeys. It sails among the two tributaries, Marañon and Ucayali, that give the Amazon river its life. This all-encompassing itinerary lets explorers discover the best that Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve has to offer, including its hidden lakes and lagoons, as well as fantastic jungle trails.
About ARIA AMAZON the vessel:
The cruise was built in 2011 and refurbished in 2015. Onboard, 16 spacious suites with floor-to-ceiling windows give guests a full view of the Amazon’s majestic river and rainforests. The top deck features ample amenities that include a jacuzzi, indoor lounge and bar, and an outdoor observation deck. In the dining room, guests also savour the best of Peruvian cuisine. It features a comprehensive dining menu created by Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, one of Peru’s most accomplished chefs.
The Amazon is a year-round destination with two distinct seasons, for more information, have a look at our blog on when is the best time to travel to the Amazon?